A Friend of the Family

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Penguin Adult, 2004 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Meet the Londons, a family in need of a friend

Gerry and Bernie London are proud parents of Tony, Sean and Ned, three wayward lads whose lives have suddenly reached crisis points:

Newly divorced Tony is fantasizing about someone he really shouldn t; prize-winning novelist Sean s got a hot new girlfriend and a dose of writer s block; and Ned s just back from Australia, without the girl he took with him or a clue what he s going to do with his life.

If that wasn t enough for one household, the Londons also have a new lodger a mysterious rockabilly called Gervase. Will he turn out to be a friend or foe to the family?

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In this book, three brothers are the main characters. The youngest has returned home from Australia, the middle has just had his first book published with great success but he's battling to write a ... Read full review

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A book about the lives of the London family and a mysterious 'friend of the family' who comes to stay with them, thereby revealing psychic powers. I think the 'friend of the family' is really a ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph's Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.

Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.

Get to know Lisa by joining the official facebook page at www.facebook.com/LisaJewellOfficial or by following her on Twitter @lisajewelluk. And visit her website at www.lisa-jewell.co.uk

Lisa Jewell is in her thirties and was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and their baby girl, Amelie Mae. She worked as a secretary before redundancy, a bet and a book deal took her away from all that. She is the author of four huge bestsellers- Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing, One-Hit Wonder and, most recently, A Friends of the Family.

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